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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Paul R Armstrong

Research Agricultural Engineer

Dr. Paul Armstrong                

Dr. Paul Armstrong
Research Agricultural Engineer

Contact Information:

ATTN: Paul Armstrong
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

Telephone: 785.776.2728
Fax: 785.537.5550

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Paul Armstrong is a scientist working on the development of sensors and instrumentation for non-destructive measurement of grain attributes and the monitoring of stored grain. Research includes development of rapid single-kernel near-infrared spectroscopic instrumentation to measure chemical composition and attributes of corn and soybeans (protein, lysine, tryptophan, oil, mold damage, etc), and development in situ moisture and quality monitoring systems for stored grain.

Armstrong, P.R., E. B. Maghirang, K. F. Yaptenco, and T. C. Pearson. 2016. Visible and near-infrared instruments for detection and quantification of individual sprouted wheat kernels. Trans. ASABE 59: 1517-1527.
Hacisalihoglu, G., J. L. Gustin, J. Louisma, P. Armstrong, G. F. Peter, A. R. Walker, and A. M. Settles. 2016. Enhanced single see trait predictions in soybean (Glycine max) and robust calibration model transfer with near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. J. Agric. Food Chem. 64: 1079-1086.
Omobowale, M. O., P. R. Armstrong, Y. Mijinyawa, J. C. Igbeka, and E. B. Maghirang. 2016. Maize storage in termite mound clay, concrete and steel silos in the humid tropics: Comparison and effect on bacterial and fungal counts. Trans. ASABE 59: 1039-1048.
Omobowale, M., Y. Mijinyawa, P. R. Armstrong, J. Igbeka, and E.B. Maghirang. 2015. Performance evaluation of termite-mound clay, concrete and steel silos for the storage of maize grains in the humid tropics. J. Stored Prod. Res. 6: 56-65.
Armstrong, P. R. 2014. Development and evaluation of a near-infrared instrument for single-seed compositional measurement of wheat kernels. Cereal Chem. 91: 23-28.
Gustin, J.L., S. Jackson, C. Williams, A. Patel, P. Armstrong, G.F. Peter, and A.M. Settles. 2013. Analysis of maize (Zea mays) kernel density and volume using microcomputed tomography and single-kernel near-infrared spectroscopy. J. Agric. Food Chem. 61: 10872-10880.
Liang, K., J. A. Thomasson, M. X. Shen, P. R. Armstrong, Y. Ge, K. M. Lee, and T. J. Herrman,. 2013. Ruggedness of 2D code printed on grain tracers for implementing a prospective grain traceability system to the bulk grain delivery system. Food Control 33: 359-365.
Ziegler, G., A. Terauchi, A. Becker, P. Armstrong, K. Hudson, and I. Baxter. 2013. Ionomic screening of field-grown soybean identifies mutants with altered seed elemental composition. The Plant Genome 6: 1-9.
Agelet, L. E., P. R. Armstrong, I. R. Clariana, and C. R. Hurburgh. 2012. Measurement of single soybean seed attributes by near-infrared technologies: A comparative study. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60: 8314-8322.
Armstrong, P. R. and J. G. Tallada. 2012. Prediction of kernel density of corn using single-kernel near infrared spectroscopy. Appl. Eng. Agric. 28: 569-574.

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